The Stars have extended offers to a number of RFAs including James Neal, Nick Grossman, Matt Niskanen…and Fabian Brunnstrom? Yeah, I don’t get it either about those last two.
I suppose that Niskers and Bunny could be signed to two-way contracts and get that AHL seasoning that they were originally deemed too good for. They’d have to go through waivers, but it’s not like we’d ever need them. I want both of them to have a season with the Baby Stars and then come back to the big leagues. That’s the ideal situation but it’s not likely.
Nope, two words: Trade. Bait. Maybe we could finally get that number-one defenseman we need! You know, Tomas Kaberle’s available.
I just can’t see why anyone would want Brunnstrom though. He’s a bust…as a Dallas Star. However, he might thrive in a different style of game for another team. Think Ville Leino being a bust for the Red Wings, before ultimately tearing it up with the Flyers.
I think the thing with Fabian is a pride issue more than anything. Nobody wants to admit that their big free agent signing was a bust. The Stars battled then Red Wings and won Brunnstrom, so I don’t think they’re going to give up on him after working so hard to get him.
I don’t know…that’s all I’ve got.